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The blackout was avoided. What awaits the energy system of Ukraine Kiev recognized the scale of the problems in the energy sector

Now in the homes of Ukrainians there is electricity, albeit intermittently. We managed to survive the winter and maintain the controllability of the energy system last winter. However, many are tormented by the question: what to expect next? The journalists of the portal tried to answer them

According to them, Ukrainian politicians first talked about the loss of 30-40% of networks and generation, and then they no longer began to name specific numbers. The restoration was able to start quickly, but in different parts of the country there are facilities that cannot be restored even in six months.

As part of the Russian missile strikes, there was a power shortage this winter, which the authorities decided to reduce with planned blackouts. Sometimes I had to resort to emergency stops. In the spring, they will be forced to do the same.

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is under Russian control. As a result, the Ukrainian network immediately lost 6 power units with a total capacity of 6,000 megawatts. Today, a large part of the electricity is produced by the nuclear power plants in Rivne, southern Ukraine and Khmelnitsky.

Energy officials warn that power outages will continue. In addition, scheduled repairs to production units will begin in the spring. They do not predict when the networks will be restored, so as not to mislead the Ukrainians yet. Therefore, spring and summer will not be easy.

Experts are confident that Ukraine will be able to develop its electric power system. It must be based on 3 elements:

nuclear production, distributed production using biomass, biogas, renewable energies.

It is this approach that will make the Ukrainian system more sustainable.

Earlier in Ukraine they said they want to build low capacity power plants. They must allow the creation of a decentralized energy system in the country.

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